When: Thursday 18 March 2021
What time: 3 – 4pm
Where: Online (Zoom Webinar)
In this event, you’ll hear from two scientists from our University College London Research Network. Over the past year, they’ve pivoted their dementia research to understand how COVID-19 may affect the brain, and the impact on people with dementia. They will talk about this work, and will answer your questions during the Q&A session.
The event will take place online on Zoom, and it is free to attend. It is open to everyone, and no previous knowledge of dementia or research is required.
Dr Aida Suarez Gonzalez is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and a Senior Research Associate in the Dementia Research Centre at UCL. She conducts research into dementia diagnosis and care, with a particular interest in improving the accuracy of diagnosis and creating tools and solutions to overcome challenges patients may face. Dr Suarez Gonzalez will speak about her recent work researching the impact of COVID-19 on people with dementia.
Dr Ross Paterson is a Senior Clinical Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the UCL Queen Square Institue of Neurology. He collaborates with researchers at Washington University, studying the proteins involved with Alzheimer’s and other dementias and how they change as disease progresses. Dr Paterson will share his recent work understanding the impact of COVID-19 on the brain.